Transform Your Home with the Latest Trends in Accessories

October 16, 2017 by Leanne

Just as the right jewellery and shoes can take an outfit from ordinary to wow, the right accessories can totally transform your home! What’s more, accessories are a great way to truly personalize your space. The best part? Accessories let you experiment and update your décor frequently without spending a lot!

Some of our favourite accessory trends and classic accessory ideas are below.  Discover what expresses your individuality:

Pottery & Glassware. Right now, coloured glassware is very popular, as is beautiful, brightly glazed pottery. Choose colours you love like turquoise or raspberry and showcase them on a shelf, mantel, sideboard or hall table.

Accessories available at Stoney Creek Furniture.

Accessories available at Stoney Creek Furniture.

Trays. We love trays, whether distressed wood, metallic, mirrored or any other material. Trays make grouping accessories easy and are also a practical choice if you choose an ottoman as your cocktail table. Add a tray just about anywhere and top it with collectibles for a one-of-a-kind display!

Ottoman available at Stoney Creek Furniture.

Ottoman available at Stoney Creek Furniture.

Creative Seating. Gorgeous accent chairs in rich colours are popular this fall, but less traditional seating is also getting lots of attention. Ottomans (doubling as cocktail tables as we mentioned above) provide extra seating and a touch of glamour. Poufs and benches are also trendy choices that can be moved about as needed when guests arrive.

Accessories available at Stoney Creek Furniture.

Accessories available at Stoney Creek Furniture.

Flowers & Greenery. The most classic choice of all! No accessory is more beautiful than fresh cut flowers or a growing plant. Choose a unique vase/pot and add flowers and plants to each room. Looking for low maintenance? Twig/branch displays and cacti are also trending this season.

Wall art available at Stoney Creek Furniture.

Wall art available at Stoney Creek Furniture.

Art. Your walls are a canvas for showcasing your taste in art. Whether you like bold abstracts, traditional landscapes or black and white photography, choose art that is meaningful to you. On trend now are ‘crafty’ looking pieces that are fun and whimsical, as well as pieces with a written message. HINT: Wall groupings around a colour or theme make a dramatic statement.

Mirrors. We’re seeing mirrors in every shape and size, many with a nod to retro looks of the 1960s and 70s. Treat yourself to a starburst mirror, a collection of small mirrors, dazzling mirrors framed in silver or gold or rustic options with farmhouse simplicity.

Boxes/Containers. Decorative boxes and containers are functional as well as attractive. They look great on any shelf or accent table and are perfect for holding remote controls, keys, gadgets or other small items. Rustic, rugged designs are especially popular right now, but you’ll also see plenty of modern and traditional styles.

Make your space uniquely and beautifully yours with accessories – it’s so much fun.

The Cocktail Table: Tips to Choose the Right Style for Your Space

October 10, 2017 by Leanne

Cocktail table or coffee table? It turns out they’re two different names for exactly the same thing. But don’t you think cocktail table sounds more special occasion and more fun? I do—so that’s what we’ll use here! The truth is, whatever you call them, these tables are both practical and beautiful. They provide a convenient place to lay a beverage, snack, book or TV remote – and of course aesthetic elements like a vase, candlesticks, etc.

With entertainment season upon us, now is a great time to consider a new cocktail table. Before you shop – read on for some pointers and ideas.

Carlton Square Cocktail Table

Carlton Square Cocktail Table

Diversity. Imagine the table of your dreams – chances are – it’s out there. What do you like? What suits your space? Wood – dark, light, glossy or distressed?  Metal – gold, bronze or pewter? Glass-topped? A unique combination of materials? Slim legs or a sturdy pedestal base? Round, square or rectangle? Traditional, industrial, rustic or contemporary? The options are truly endless.

Tiburon Cocktail Table

Tiburon Cocktail Table

Multi-purpose. There’s no reason a cocktail table has to just have a single layer on top. Many tables now have multiple shelves, drawers, pull-outs and even lifting lids for hidden storage.

Cocktail Ottoman with tufting

Cocktail Ottoman with tufting

Ottoman Style. Speaking of multi-functional, one of my very favourite furniture pieces is the ottoman cocktail table. Some are equipped with drawers for storage and include a tray on top to hold drinks and snacks. Plus, it’s also a comfy seat and a footstool – and makes a gorgeous décor statement.

Markus Bronze Cocktail Table

Markus Bronze Cocktail Table

Focal Point. A cocktail table can be the focal point of your room. No need to match it to your end tables (unless you prefer it that way!). Choose a spectacular cocktail table, decorate it and enjoy.  How about a glass-topped table with an intricate gold base? So glamourous! Or a large farmhouse-styled table that’s beautifully rugged? Consider showcasing a collection on your coffee table, or a simple bouquet of flowers or an outstanding piece of sculpture.

Garrett Lift-Top Cocktail Table

Garrett Lift-Top Cocktail Table

Dining Space. In a small space, a cocktail table can double as a dining table. It’s fun and casual. Choose a large table, set it in style and enjoy! PS Poufs or mini-stools can be tucked under the table or kept nearby for easy access.

Modern Basics Collection

Modern Basics Collection

Multiple Tables. We always think ‘one cocktail table and two end tables’ – but why? If your room is configured with multiple seating areas (or if you simply have abundant space), consider multiple cocktail tables. How about several smaller round tables? Or perhaps two rectangular tables in different sizes? Keep the tables matching for cohesion within the room.

Other Options. Some are choosing cocktail tables that aren’t tables at all! How about a trunk, a repurposed sled or even a drum? Think WAY outside the box and find what’s right for you. A little whimsy can be wonderful.

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